Well. That was a little daunting. She explained how to use it and that it was much more versatile than a soldering iron. I mentioned that after I'd soldered the pinwheels to the copper tubes, I could then make creme brulee and she said indeed, I could. So I got it. I've always wanted to make creme brulee...
I finished adding wires to the pinwheels,
then sallied forth into the yard, torch in hand to attach them. And you know what? It worked!
They aren't super-fancy, but I can always add to them later.
They even twirl in the breeze :)
And the really great thing is, THEY'RE OFF MY DINING ROOM TABLE AND IN THE GARDEN!
Now all I need is a good creme brulee recipe...